Carptenter’s for Christ- 100 Houses

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At the midpoint of life, you start to take stock of your accomplishments and see where they rank. One of the most important accomplishments of my ministry —if not the most important— was being a part of the “100 House Challenge” at Highland Park UMC in Dallas. This Saturday, HPUMC’s “Carpenter’s for Christ” will dedicate […]

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One Thing Worse Than This

On November 24, 1963, two days after the assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas, Rev. William Holmes, pastor of Northaven Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas preached this sermon. The sermon, and the reaction to it, became its own story, when Walter Cronkite ran an extended excerpt on the CBS Evening News, and Rev. Holmes […]

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Homestretch Update

Sheri has sent an update about “Homestretch, the Movie” a great documentary that’s airing on PBS stations around the country right now. There are lots of showings still to come Michigan and the Baltimore/Washington area. So, set your Tivos now….you won’t want to miss it. Here’s what Sheri says: Thanks for watching Homestretch on PBS […]

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Homestretch, the Movie

Some months back, I told you all about my friend, Sheri Bylander’s incredible movie about racehorses and prisoners, called “Homestretch.” Last Fall, Sheri had a showing of the film here in Dallas at the Magnolia, and we got to see this fantastic film first hand. The really cool news is that PBS has picked up […]

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Homestretch

My longtime friend, Sheri Bylander has produced and directed a marvelous documentary that I hope you’ll check out. It’s called “Homestrech” and it tells the story of two groups –prisoners and outcast horses– and the hopeful things that happen when they get together. Here’s what the website says about it: Homestretch documents the mutual rehabilitation […]

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The Declaration

Charles Gaby is one of my best soul friends. He’s written a new song called “The Declaration” that’s up on YouTube. I’d love for you to give it a listen. He’s also written a “pledge” I want you to know about. Here’s the video: As I mentioned, Charles has been a soul friend for a […]

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Art and Soul Update

Speaking of my favorite podcasts, I haven’t mentioned “Art and Soul” lately. This is really a shame, since many of the guests the past year have been close friends. If you haven’t heard of “Art and Soul of North Texas,” it’s a podcast created by my friend, Shelly Niedbuhr –quite an accomplished artist herself– that […]

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David LaMotte Gets Spun

Wanted to blog about this quickly this morning, because it seems to be breaking on the blogs, and it involves an actual friend of mine… David LaMotte is a truly fine songwriter friend from the great city of Asheville, North Carolina. I was overhearing some audio from the Huffington Post this morning, and thought “that […]

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Annie Benjamin

Annie Benjamin is probably my oldest musician friend.* I met Annie years ago, when she had just moved back to Dallas from New York, and when I had just begun having the courage to play songs in front of anyone. We both became regulars at a couple of open mics around town. One was at […]

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Muse and Views (A Blog Worth Checking Out

I’ve written about my friend, Charles Geilich, a couple of times on this blog. I told you about the book he’s written. I told you about my visit to the radio show that he cohosts. And, finally, I told you about the great Maverick seats he and his wife Mary have. (I understand that he’s […]

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